Journey to Grey Hair

Apr 9th

Grey hair. transitioning to grey.

Silver hair.


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Last June I made a decision to stop coloring my hair. My hair had also been in a pixie cut for the last 15 years or more. I was sick of super short hair and tired of coloring. On top of it….every single time I colored my scalp it would itch for days. Enter my journey to grey hair…or the more beautiful term …silver hair.

My mind was made up when all I saw was younger women dying their hair grey….. a new trend. What????? I had that going on beneath my dark tresses. The hardest part was the first two months. I wasn’t used to seeing roots let alone silver roots. There were days that certainly tried my patience. But….I’ve persevered.

There are so many positives on this journey to grey hair. First of all my hair is so much healthier….yay. It doesn’t look like I have a dark helmet on my head anymore. ( the older I got the more dark hair didn’t compliment my skin anymore.) I’ve had so many positive comments and many of them are from men. (turns out a lot of men like the natural color on women.) The shocker is how many young women have commented and have asked me who is doing my color…..lol.

I’ve had a couple of trims since I began this. I’m doing so many drastic things at once so I needed to keep it looking somewhat fresh and let some of the layers catch up. I still have about an inch of colored hair left in some areas but I’m a few months away from getting rid of the last bit.

products for gray hair

products for silver hair


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I’ve learned to wash my hair every two days. My hair is wavy/curly so my go to styling products are Aveda. With these I can extend my non shampoo days a little. For my shampoos I’ve included a pic of my favorites. Shikai Color Reflect shampoo is a great natural shampoo for silver and blonde hair. I buy it at Sprouts but I think Whole Foods also carries it. White Hot Hair Brilliant shampoo is from England. It is also a purple shampoo that leaves my silver sparkly. It’s not that expensive but you can only order it from England. Then there’s Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle shampoo. It’s really cheap but….it’s sulfate free and clarifying. My hair shines so much when I use it. I use a conditioner right after because my hair feels a little drier after that one. I alternate between all three of these.

My journey to grey hair has been fun. As I get older I can’t wait to see how it changes. It’s also been great seeing so many women jump into this sea of silver. Check out my Pinterest board Here to see a bevy of beautiful women with silver hair. Not your granny’s hair anymore girlfriend. 🙂

arrowhead earrings

sterling silver earrings


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I’ve been obsessed with arrowhead earrings. I’ve made quite a few of them lately. I’m thinking I need to create a large arrowhead pendant with a turquoise in the middle.

Sterling silver necklace with turquoise

Badass Necklace with Nevada Boulder turquoise


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Another *badass* piece with Nevada Boulder turquoise made this past week.

You can find some of my pieces online at my shop

fill your heart with art
~manon

My work can be found here at Echo of the Dreamer gallery and at Enter the Earth gallery.

Fill your heart with art

~manon

me

My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ with my man, Rob. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!

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